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PORTAGE — Details continue to emerge on the Portage house fire that completely destroyed a Parker Road home.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, when Sheriff Deputies arrived everyone was out of the house but the house was fully engulfed with fire. One occupant of the residence was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for burns to the legs and hands as well as trouble breathing. A second occupant was also transported from the scene to Noyes to be treated for smoke inhalation, but was released.
First responders on scene told the GeneseeSun.com that the two residents were saved off of the porch roof by Nunda Fire Department volunteer members.
Livingston County EMS and ALS along with Nunda EMS. In addition the following Fire Departments were on scene to assist: Dansville, Mt. Morris, Nunda, W. Sparta, and Wiscoy Rosburg Fire Departments.
Livingston County fire investigators Tom Magurie and Kevin Niedermaier were on scene to determine the origin of the fire, assisting them were Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriffs: Investigator Joshua Monster, Sergeant Matt Orman, Deputy Arick Perkins and Deputy Michael Williams.
Sheriff Dougherty stated that the investigation is still on going but the fire has been contained.